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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Knitley Road: knit headbands

I brought back some beautiful wool from B.C., some big and bulky Cowichan yarn.  I brought back ivory and dark grey; the yarn is virgin yarn, meaning it’s undyed. Depending on the sheep, there’s just a few colour variations: ivory, brown and 3 shades of grey.


The wool is very warm and it was perfect for these headbands I made for Knitley Road.  Knit up on size US 15 needles, they are bulky but oh so warm!

I made one for myself and wore it during our recent cold snap; -25C with the windchill and my ears were nice and toasty.






I’m thinking about trying my hand at handpainting the ivory yarn and knitting up some hats with the coloured yarn…that’s pretty far down the “to-do” list, but I’m hoping I do find some time to try it.

I really love this yarn and can’t wait to work with it again; it’ll make great warm hats and cowls.  I’d love to make some mittens, but I’ll have to do some test patterns because it’s so bulky I don’t know if the mittens will actually move.


Stay warm!




Tuesday, January 29, 2013


I had been very envious of other shops who had a model or dress form for their product photography.  I loved the idea of my scarves on a hanger on a bleached wood wall, but it was hard to show the details of the items and how they would lay on a person.  After much searching, price comparing and lamenting over the ridiculously high number of American companies who would not ship to Canada (seriously? it’s 2013!)…I found her.

Meet Twiggy:

She looks good in any colour and doesn’t talk back- the perfect business partner! 

I think it’s made a big difference in the photos in the shop and it’s much easier to show how a scarf can be tied, or how high a cowl really is.












I’m really looking forward to making some more cowls and being able to have them photograph more realistically for my customers. 

Have a peek at Knitley Road and let me know what you think!


Happy Tuesday!


Sunday, January 27, 2013

Happy New Year!

Can I still say “Happy New Year"?! I’m not sure what the statute of limitations are on that phrase…but since it’s still January, I’m saying it anyways.  I’ve been quite busy since I returned from my Christmas holidays…not counting the 5 days I battled a bad cold and did nothing but watch Netflix, nap and fit in some knitting on my sweater.

I’ve been working on custom orders at A Paper Buffet and trying to stock up  Knitley Road using some lovely yarn I brought back from B.C.

I’ll be sharing some projects with you this week, and show you how  Knitley Road got a bit of a make-over thanks to a new photo set-up.


Happy Sunday!

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